A Statement from St. Andrew’s, March 18, 2021:
As people of faith, we are deeply saddened by the violence in Atlanta against the Asian community. We deplore any actions of violence and racism. We pray for all those affected, and in that spirit we re-dedicate ourselves to Do Justice, Love Mercy and walk humbly with God and our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) neighbors. We embrace and support our AAPI friends, family and community and continue to be committed to creating a culture of belonging that fearlessly values all.
At St. Andrew’s we continually look to grow even more deeply in our commitment to being a welcoming community, an inclusive community and truly a Christ-centered community. It is true we are diverse in opinion and united in mission. As a community, it’s important that we have a safe place for us to question and wonder together, having conversations in a grace-filled way as we grow to become the beloved community. We need to have these hard conversations in order for us to grow.